Today's Sports

  • More votes in poll for Cowboy...

    The New Mexico Highlands University football team continues to receive votes in the American Football Coaches Association poll of NCAA Division II programs.
    Unofficially, the Cowboys are 32nd in the nation according to the AFCA poll released Monday.
    Highlands, which survived an unexpected challenge from winless Western State Colorado in Saturday’s homecoming game to win 31-17, is now 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Robertson soccer teams boast...

    As if the cold and rain wasn’t enough to contend with, Robertson’s Brandon Trujillo absorbed a jarring shot to the upper body from a collision with a Taos player in Saturday’s district match at RHS Field.

    Both players tumbled immediately to the frigid grass. Trujillo, who’d seemed to take the worst of the crash, nevertheless hopped to his feet almost as quickly as he’d fallen. He resumed play shortly thereafter.

  • Battling on
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 10...


    • Robertson boys vs. Pojoaque Valley, 5 p.m., RHS field
    • Robertson girls vs. Pojoaque Valley, 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Mora (A,B) at Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Peñasco


    • Memorial Middle School at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Tucumcari, 4 p.m., Tucumcari

    • West Las Vegas (A,B) at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton

  • Cowboys avoid upset

    Abdul Kanneh’s fourth-quarter interception may have saved homecoming for New Mexico Highlands University.

    The Cowboys’ defensive back picked off a Brian Duboski pass in Highlands territory — on what could’ve been a go-ahead drive for Western State Colorado with four minutes left — and returned the ball 36 yards to the Mountaineer 24-yard line.

    The turnover led to a critical insurance score by the Cowboys, who went on to win 31-17 on a chilly Saturday afternoon in front of a packed crowd at Perkins Stadium.

  • Weekend Roundup - Lady Cards...

    A 4-0 shutout of visiting Taos this past Thursday gave the Robertson girls’ soccer team an important win over a chief district rival.

    “As expected, it was an extremely competitive battle between the two teams,” said RHS head coach Ian Williamson.

    After allowing two goals in the first eight minutes, Taos put up a fight, with a physical, hard-playing defense funneling the ball upfield.

    But the Lady Cardinals were ready, and goalkeeper Ashley Jaramillo was credited with 12 saves while preserving a shutout.

  • Beating the block
  • HU runners: Dual wins in Oklahoma

    Racing at the Oklahoma Panhandle Open on Saturday, both the New Mexico Highlands men and women took team titles at the same meet for the first time in several years.

    A challenging course and temperatures in the 30s “brought out the best” in the NMHU runners, said assistant coach Joe Quintana. Both teams swept the top three individual places on the way to winning the first-ever college cross country meet at Oklahoma Panhandle.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 8...

    • Mora (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 5:30 p.m., Montoya Gym
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Valley, 4 p.m., TBA
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Moriarty, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico, 7 p.m., Portales
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Memorial Middle School at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Jacona

  • A Warm Welcome

    It’s near the halfway point in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football season, and New Mexico Highlands University — picked to finish sixth in preseason poll — is holding on to a share of first place in the league standings.

    It’s a heady place to be for a team about to host a homecoming game in front of a few thousand people at Perkins Stadium, particularly considering opponent Western State won last year’s meeting 15-14 in Gunnison, Colo.